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Rick McGowan Wins Supreme Court Fight for Angler Access to BC’s Public Waters

Hear Rick McGowan explain what the win means, and what legal battles lay ahead.

Anglers Atlas and Citizen Science

Sean Simmons is the Founder of Anglers Atlas and has a passion and admiration for citizen science as undertaken by Canada’s top recreational anglers.

Dr David Philipp and Sustainable Recreational Fishing

Dr. David Philipp has dedicated his life to understanding the interplay between anglers and fish.

Rebuilding Numbers of U.S. Anglers

Current participation trends show younger, more diverse audiences are reluctant to take up fishing and boating

Act to Govern Saltwater Recreational Fishing in the U.S.

The U.S. “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act” seeks to apply modern management approaches, science and technology to guide decision-making over saltwater recreational fishing.

Keep Canada Fishing Keeps Anglers Informed

Sarah_McMichaelThis week on Blue Fish Radio Lawrence speaks with Sarah McMichael from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association about their many initiatives to ensure the tradition of fishing is passed on from Canada’s 8-million anglers to the next generation along with a sense of responsibility for ensuring the resource is sound. Keep Canada Fishing, is just one of the initiatives designed to inform anglers about opportunities for protecting their tradition and conserving fish stocks for future generations. Listen as Sarah explains some of the other national programs supported by the industry, and what some of the bigger emerging issues on the horizon might mean for our angling legacy.

Rick McGowan fights for angler access to public waters

Rick McGowan has taken his 30-year fight with a wealthy BC Ranch owner all the way to the BC Supreme Court. It’s about exercising the public’s right to access public water using public roads, but that’s not how property owner of the 250,000 hector ranch sees it. The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club does though, and so do many others who are lining up behind Rick and his Club to see this fight through to the end.

Luc Girard Citizen Scientist

Luc Girard is one of those amazing committed anglers who spends just as much time engaged in stewarding the St. Lawrence River as he does chasing their elusive monster Musky. He recently caught a 56-inch Musky and many expert Musky anglers believe the river will eventually turn up the next world record.